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, there's another title that many consider a "crowning" achievement. >> being miss teen u.s.a. is an unbelievable dream. >> danielle doty is living the dream -- a dream she's been aiming toward most of her life. >> i had been competing in pageants since i was 7 years old, and i thought, "you know, i'm at the right age." so i was a try?" >> texas! [ cheers and applause ] >> the texas teen won the crown, and now she gets to wear the gown. >> colorful? >> colorful. >> [ laughs ] >> actually, quite a few of them. hers is now a lifestyle jam-packed with red-carpet openings, glitter, and glamour. >> i love this. >> love that. out of these three pieces, i'd say the zipper dress is really amazing, and this is, i mean, just fabulous. >> it looks like fun, but it's also a full-time job. danielle has a calendar filled with good causes...like this one -- project sunshine. it brings a bit of happiness to children with serious illnesses. >> when she comes into the hospital, she just has a light about her and makes the kids smile and makes them feel like a normal kid. >> helping out miss t
to supply to our hospitals in need. >> in fact, every two seconds, someone in the u.s. needs donated blood, but, according to the american red cross, many people who can donate, don't. >> 38% of the population in the united states is eligible to donate. out of that 38%, we look at about only 8% of those people actually coming out to do it. >> fortunately for brian, he was able to get the blood he needed. it helped save his life. >> from intensive-care unit, i was transferred to a local rehab center in baltimore, maryland, and from there i pretty much learned how to be independent again. >> now fully recovered, brian is a man with a mission. >> i joined the american red cross in 2007 because i thought it was very important for me as a former intensive-care patient, massive blood recipient, to go out and say, "thank you," and just show the appreciation and just do what i could to pay that appreciation and gratitude forward. >> he's rolled up his sleeves, literally. >> i have donated three times, so i don't just talk the talk. i have to walk the walk, so i donate myself, as well. >> to donate
students know about our u.s. history at grades 4, 8, and 12. everything from the united states constitution to presidents to why certain laws came into play. at very different levels, there are certain questions that are asked. the 8th graders really were the ones who did, i would say, perform the best when we consider the 4th and we consider the 12th grade. >> that's because 8th graders' scores improved over the last time the test was given. 4th graders and 12th graders did not. in fact, a majority of 12th graders turned in a poor performance. their questions were harder, and their correct answers were fewer. 55% of 12th graders scored below the basic level. what does this show? >> mm, lauren, that's not good news at all. [ chuckles ] and what does that mean for our 12th graders? it means that we have to find a way to engage our 12th graders in learning u.s. history. we have to make it more important to them. so, we have a lot of work to do, definitely, at the 12th-grade level. >> there's a famous saying -- "those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it." so, the lessons of the p
can! web site for a free parents' handbook, plus tips, tools, and resources. a message from the u.s. department of health and human services. >> it's a sport that has a kickoff, but it's not football. it has a pitch, but it's not baseball. it has goals, but it's not soccer. and it has teams that are guys or all girls, but as emily tells us, that's changing. >> it all started about 200 years ago in england. a guy playing soccer decided he wouldn't just kick the ball. he'd carry it as he ran. so you say, "oh, like american football?" well, not exactly. >> the big difference between american football and rugby football is there's no forward pass in rugby. the ball has to be passed laterally... >> that means passing to the side. >> ...or slightly behind you. >> rugby is played on a field called the pitch. to score, you have to get the ball across the try line. >> one of the key pieces is, every player on the field gets a chance to actually run with the ball, touch the ball, and move with the ball. so it's really a good feel-good sport for everyone involved. >> girls and boys have been p
invasion. president obama making history twice, becoming the first u.s. president to set foot in cambodia and burma. cambodia, host of the east asia summit, is also the last stop in the president's four-day trip to southeast asia, which included a stop in thailand and a chance to discuss human rights. in burma, the president and secretary of state, hillary clinton, meeting with longtime opposition leader aung san suu kyi at her home, where she spent 20 years under house arrest. the president applauding the nation's democratic efforts. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep. and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger, and we will do everything we can to help ensure success. >> let the twinkie hoarding begin. hostess brands, maker of wonder bread, ding dongs, ho hos, and twinkies is shutting its doors, putting a possible end to an era of iconic treats, the company in bankruptcy court, selling off its assets instead of restructuring, leaving the sweet treats up for grabs to the highest bidde
don't know if i could ever lead the whole u.s.a. >> sadly, most of the teens we spoke to wouldn't want to be president. if you're on the fence as to whether or not you'd like to run the country, here's a couple of little-known perks the president enjoys. he has his own zip code. it's top secret and only for family and friends to use. letters get delivered directly to his office. no one -- not even the first lady -- can enter the oval office without permission. and my personal favorite -- the president gets his very own m&m's. the boxes are even monogrammed with his signature. sweet! with "speak of the week," i'm christina. >> in utah, a teenager was arrested after he broke in to someone's house. even though he had disappeared before the police arrived, they found him pretty easily. he had left his homework at the scene of the crime. >> this report is brought to you by madame tussauds new york. >> the exhibits at the legendary madame tussauds are amazingly lifelike. but you'd be surprised at how much work it takes to keep the wax figures looking their best. jacelyn got a chance to take
, this is something a lot of us need. when it comes to high-school graduation rates, the u.s. does pretty poorly. in fact, compared to other countries, we're all the way down in 17th place. that's why school attendance is so important. >> attendance is the greatest predictor of high-school graduation rates. that means if you want to graduate from high school, the most important thing you can do is actually to go to school every day. >> statistics show kids who miss 10 days or more a year are more likely to drop out. to succeed at school, you have to show up. >> and it's about working hard. it's about being prompt and on time. it's about understanding the importance of education. >> that's why ne-yo and lots of other celebs are part of the get schooled program. they're lending their voices to help you get going in the morning. >> good morning, students. this is nicki minaj. i'm on the line today for get schooled, reminding you how important it is to get to school on time every day. trust me. nothing is more important to your future than your education. >> getting a wake-up call from stars like ni
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